Real estate heavyweights clearly don’t want to be left in the dust by tech startups that see opportunities to do things more efficiently, more transparently and more affordably than has previously been possible in the long clubby, expensive and opaque world of real estate. Just one indicator is their sudden interest in venture capital. Read […]
With a second map, the ability to hop over obstacles and hugely optimized gameplay, 2017’s smash hit is about to get even better.
Enlarge (credit: NEJM) It’s well known that patients struggle to clearly communicate their end-of-life wishes to those calling the shots at critical moments—generally doctors and family members. But, in case anyone was wondering, tattooing your wishes onto your body does not clear things up. Emergency medicine doctors in Florida struggled to figure out how to […]
Commentary: In India, Satya Nadella spots two journalists with iPads. He isn’t entirely impressed.
Enlarge / Officials announcing the driverless shuttle program in Las Vegas January. (credit: Navya) Wednesday was supposed to be the triumphant launch of a free, driverless shuttle in downtown Las Vegas. Designed by French company Navya, operated by another French company called Keolis, and sponsored by the city and American Automobile Association, the year-long pilot […]
Most real estate agents are commission-based and incentivized to focus on the big sales. That results in inefficiencies for lower class home buyers, who may have to wait longer to view properties and receive less guidance on paperwork. A Miami-based startup called Home61 has been working on a solution for this category of buyers and […]
Back in like the 1890s a slot machine was probably the coolest entertainment device anyone had ever seen. In 2017, though, despite a lot of advances in slot technology, those flashy one-armed bandits just aren’t drawing in “the youngs” who all have access to both Candy Crush Saga and Internet porn on a magical device […]
Enlarge / HP Z8 Workstation (credit: HP) If you’re a demanding computer user, sometimes your 13″ Ultrabook laptop just won’t quite cut it. For those looking for a little more computing power, HP’s new Z8 workstation could be just the answer. The latest iteration of HP’s desktop workstations packs in a pair of Intel Skylake-SP […]
Goodhart’s Law, as phrased by Mary Strathern: “When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.” Honored more in the breach than the observance, alas. Our algorithmic world has turned so many measures into targets, and by doing so ruined them. Let’s talk about just one example: let’s talk about books. […]